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Caroline Willis and Crary Chandler make their leap 

Running like the wind, barefoot, and hand in hand, the 
98 young people jumped over the stone wall with seem- 
ingly reckless abandon. The uninitiated might think they 
were running away from something frightening or threatening, 
but the throngs awaiting them on the other side of the wall, 
cameras and handkerchiefs gripped tightly, knew better. These 
newly minted graduates were not running from something, but 
rather to something: the rest of their lives. Joining their prede- 
cessors in an old Academy tradition, the Class of 2007 leaped 
into their future, some with tears at leaving their four years in 
South Byfield, others with glee at their accomplishment. These 
young men and women are now off to all corners of the conti- 
nent and even the globe, as they pursue myriad fields of study 
in almost as many colleges and universities as they number. 

2007 Commencement" Reunion Issue 


Mike Hambelton, Jason Michaud and Brian Day jump 


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Excerpts from Graduation 
Speech by Andrew Tarsy, 
New England Regional 
Director, Anti-Defamation 

With the idea in mind that 
leadership is one of the most 
valuable skills you can learn, let 
me offer you six simple points of 

advice based on my own expe- 
rience of following my dream, 
and trying to find my place in 
the world. 

Number 1 

Step in the direction of your 
dreams. What does this really 
mean? It means that you may 
not know exactly what you want 
in the world or how to get there 
from here — but the burden is 
on you to close in on it by tak- 
ing action. It is all right if you 
don't know exactly what you 
want to be or do — even if you 
thought you did, statistics say 
that your course in life would still 
be altered based on your expe- 
riences along the way. 

Number 2 

Talk to your grandparents - 
or make a friend from their gener- 
ation. They know things — and 
most of the time they really want 
to share — and guess what — most 
people never actually ask them. 

Do it for them — because they 
have earned the right to give you 
some advice — but do it for 
yourself, because these very 
special people are a bridge to 
the past — and only by under- 
standing where we come from 
can we begin to get comfortable 
with who we are and where we 
want to go. 

Number 3 
Talk to each other — and I 

don't mean by text, IM or 

email. Why is this so important? 
Because the prejudices and nar- 
row-mindedness that hold us 
back thrive when people don't 
talk to each other. Because the 
skills and instincts you will devel- 
op from looking each other in 
the eye and saying what you are 
thinking will never be replaced 
by a text message. 

Number 4 

Experience the lives of peo- 
ple unlike you — up close and 

Most of us lead lives that 
revolve around ourselves. 
Holocaust survivor and Nobel 
Prize Winner Eli Wiesel has said 
that "indifference reduces the 
other to an abstraction." Indeed, 


August J 2007 

Meghan Doherty, Laura Rushford, Janay Walsh, Lilly Osowski, Claudia Peng, Maura Lang, Angela Hosier, Emily Banta and Baileigh Kimball 

indifference has written for this 
world dark chapters that hatred 
itself could never have 

Number 5 
Hold yourself accountable. 

If you want to see racism disap- 
pear from the world, are you 
willing to interrupt small acts of 
prejudice and joke-telling when 
you see them? Even when it is 
uncomfortable and may cause 
you to lose a new friend? Your 
commitment will be challenged 
in a few short months. Someone 
at freshman orientation is bound 
to make some remark in your 
presence. Will you be willing to 
risk the fragile new friendships 
you are forming in your dorm to 

stand for what you believe in? 
Gandhi said we need to "be the 
change we wish to see in the 
world." If you are willing to hold 
yourself to the same standard 
you want others to meet, you 
will have much more to con- 
tribute, and people will listen to 
you carefully. 

Number 6 

Give yourself a break — This 
may sound like a contradiction 
to "hold yourself accountable" 
but it isn't. We are, after all, 
human. And the idea of perfec- 
tion is an abstraction. Many of 
you have read Plato's allegory 
about drawing the perfect cir- 
cle? The two points Plato makes 
are (1) there is in fact such a 

thing as a perfect circle; and (2) 
it is fundamentally beyond 
human capacity to draw one. 
Hold yourselves to your own 
high standards, graduates, but 
know that maturity means giving 
it your all even while knowing 
that perfection is always going to 
be beyond your reach. 

Perhaps it is irresponsible to 
quote the lofty words of Gandhi 
without adding the perspective 
of James Taylor, who said "The 
secret of life is enjoying the pas- 
sage of time." Joy, pleasure, 
passionate pursuit of silly things 
— these all await you and they 
are harder to achieve than you 
think. It turns out that finding 
pleasure in life takes commit- 
ment too — and with all the 

stress around us, "enjoying the 
passage of time" is something 
many people have to work to 
remember. I think you will find 
that while pursuing your greatest 
pleasures you will find your soul- 
mates. And I think you will find 
that with even just one good 
friend you can do more to repair 
our broken world as you ever 
will in the career-minded pur- 
suits that tend to dominate our 

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Far Left: Jess Petrie, 
Angelo Scippa, Mike 
Weisman, Ari Blinder 

Left from I. to r.:Jen 
Robart,Alex McLain, 
Jillian Mann 

Left: Keara Thomas, Collette Lilly and 
Ana Almeyda-Cohen 

Below: Peter Collins and Royce Kwon 

Above: Joe Cartolano, Drew Hester 

Letter from Velma Mukhongo, 
Kenyan exchange student 

I can't imagine that tonight is my last night in the Academy. It 
was really awesome spending two months with you. Vou are 
such a wonderful group of people! I will really miss you and I 
hope that one day in the near future I will come back to visit. 

If you really want to keep in touch, please send me your con- 

PS I will reeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyy 
miss you all. 




Above: Collin Cook, Ben Cutrell, Ian Henneberger 

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Congratulations and best wishes to the class of 2007 as they head off to the following colleges! 

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Mr. Doggett watches Angela Hosier and Nadine Ott 

Ana Almeyda-Cohen 

Carlos Apostle 

Megan Bailly 

Emily Banta 

Allison Barnaby 

Kristen Bergman 

Carley Berry 

Matt Bialek 

Brent Bielinski 

Ari Blinder 

Obenewaa Boakye 

Allan Bradley 

Morgan Carney 

Joe Cartolano 

Mike Cerretti 

Katherine Chandler 

Adam Chisholm 

Jongwook Choi 

Suh-Young "Sophie" Chung 

Steve Cody 

Peter Collins 

Andrea Conway 

Collin Cook 

Taylor Cook 

Cassandra Cruz 

Ben Cutrell 

Brian Day 

Colin DiGuiseppe 

Danielle Dillihunt 

Dan'l Doggett 

Meghan Doherty 

Ted Durkin 

Michaela Early 

Lucy Ellis 

Alexa Erickson 

Travis Ferland 

Jenna Glendye 

Lauren Guidi 

Mike Hambelton 

Colgate University 

Bard College 

Rollins College 

Georgetown University 

University of New Hampshire 

Stonehill College 

Saint Anselm College 

Rochester Institute of Technology 

Connecticut College 

Emory University 

Babson College 

Harvard University 

Franklin & Marshall College 

Bentley College 

North Carolina State University 

Hobart & William Smith Colleges 

Bentley College 

Purdue University 

George Washington University 

Princeton University 

Connecticut College 

Boston College 

Babson College 

Bates College 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

Gettysburg College 

Colgate University 

Parsons School of Design 

Pepperdine University 

Dickinson College 

University of Southern California 

Bates College 

Pratt Institute 

Fordham University 

University of Tampa 

Hobart & William Smith Colleges 

Skidmore College 

Union College 

Saint Anselm College 

Angela Hasler 

Henry Hatch 

Ian Henneberger 

Drew Hester 

Evan Jones 

Emily Kaplan 

Baileigh Kimball 

Royce Kwon 

Jack Lamson 

Maura Lang 

Tim Langmaid 

Kim Leibovitz 

Dane Lemberger 

Colette Lilly 

Robert Linskey 

Jon Lyons 

Greg MacLennan 

Alex Maker 

Kanin "Mic" Maneepairoj 

Jillian Mann 

Alex McLain 

Margaret Metz 

Jason Michaud 

Kristen Miller 

Alex Moran 

Caroline Murphy 

Charlie Nicholson 

Mary O'Connor 

Joe Orloff 

Lily Osowski 

Nadine Ott 

Claudia Peng 

Ryan Perich 

Jess Petrie 

Sarun Pitakteeratham 

Mou "Phil" Deng Riiny 

Jen Robart 

Grant Rogers 

Laura Rushford 

Angelo Scippa 

Dan Shea 

Vipavee "Jem" Sirivatanaaksorn 

Mongkol "Em" Siwaluk 

Max St. Pierre 

Rachel Stavis 

Hassan Sulley 

Laura Sullivan 

Robert Sullivan 

Keara Thomas 

Peerati "Alice" Upatising 

Janay Walsh 

Eric Ward 

Jacques Ward 

Josh Weiner 

Michael Weisman 

Casey Wheelwright 

Caroline Willis 

Yeonju Woo 

Carleton College 

Colorado College / Year Off 

Connecticut College 

California Lutheran University 

Skidmore College 

University of Massachusetts - Amherst 

United States Naval Academy 

University of Pennsylvania 

Quinnipiac University 

Catholic University 

University of Delaware 

Saint Anselm College 

Tufts University 

Syracuse University 

Bentley College 

Roger Williams University 

Connecticut College 

Rollins College 

Lehigh University 

St. Joseph's College 

Bowdoin College 

University of Denver 

Quinnipiac University 

Providence College 

Gettysburg College 

Stonehill College 

Vassar College / English Speaking Union 

Eckerd College 

Brown University 

Roger Williams University 

Year Off 

Scripps College 

Boston University / Year Off 

Bucknell University 

Northeastern University 

University of San Diego 

Northeastern University 

St. Lawrence University 

Northeastern University 

Rhodes College 

University of Vermont 

University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA) 

University of Virginia 

McGill University / Year Off 

Trinity College 

Pepperdine University 

Saint Anselm College 

Ohio Wesleyan University 

University of North Carolina - Charlotte 

Syracuse University 

Salve Regina University 

Year Off 

Skidmore College 

Sacred Heart University /Year Off 

University of Miami 

Northeastern University 

Sewanee: The University of the South 

Boston University 



MORSE FLAG - 2007 

The Morse Flag was first 
awarded 93 years ago at the 
150th Commencement of this 
School on June 9, 1913, and it 
has been awarded each year 
since that time to the senior 
whose record in all respects has 
met with the highest approval of 
the faculty. According to the 
Trust established by the late Rev. 
Glenn Tilley Morse, a long-time 
friend and Trustee of the 
Academy, a new flag is provid- 
ed each year in order that the 
old flag, which has flown over 
the school during the past year, 
may be given to a member of 
the graduating class. 

His curiosity, intellect and pas- 
sion are evident in nearly every- 
thing he does. Fixed firmly inside 
this remarkable student is a 
relentless urge to know, to imag- 
ine and to create. He is some- 
one who is rarely bored simply 
because his interests are so 
wide-ranging and uninhibited. 
Throughout his four-year career 
at The Governor's Academy, 
his teachers have used a variety 
of superlatives to describe his 
academic and artistic accom- 
plishments. They have often 
praised him for his lively imagi- 
nation, his sharp insight, his 
boundless enthusiasm, and his 
infectious, playful sense of 
humor. He has consistently 
found success at the very highest 
levels of achievement, and yet 
he remains entirely modest and 
unassuming. He has genuine 

character and unquestionable 

If we measured him simply by 
his performance in our classes, 
he would be regarded as one of 
the ablest students we've had in 
many a year. He's taken our 
most demanding classes and 
they have barely slowed him 
down. He has maintained a four 
-year career average above the 
4.0 GPA. And yet one could 
argue that he is not really moti- 
vated by high grades. He appre- 
ciates them, certainly, but he 
measures success by standards 
that are at odds with most peo- 
ple his age. He is motivated by 
a reverence for learning. He is 
always entirely willing to invest 
in efforts that don't offer imme- 
diate rewards. For example, 
despite having one of the most 
ambitious schedules on campus, 
he took the initiative this past 
quarter to work with one of our 
English teachers to study philos- 
ophy. Not for credit, but just for 
the joy of learning something 

new and challenging. 

His memorable performances 
in five major theatrical roles in 
the last few years have given us 
all a chance to see the full range 
of his considerable acting skills. 
His enthusiasm and natural 
curiosity are well suited for the 
stage. One of his directors once 
commented, 'To work with him 
is to discover the treasure he dis- 
covers in each moment. The first 
to arrive at drama rehearsals each 
day, he often generously helped 
other, less experienced perform- 
ers, and he always took the lead 
when work needed to get done 
around the theater. He has 
been the motivating force 
behind the creation of a suc- 
cessful debate club this year. He 
took on all of the organizational 
responsibilities that enabled the 
debate team to compete with 
other schools, and his encour- 
agement and support of his fel- 
low debaters, especially the 
younger members of our debate 
team, was admirable. In addition 

to playing lead trumpet in both 
the Jazz Band and Orchestra, 
he began singing with the select 
chorus group this year as well, 
which meant that he was easily 
the busiest person on stage dur- 
ing concert nights. His passion 
on the soccer field earned him 
this praise from his coach: "the 
heart and desire you display is 
something all players should 
emulate." Oh, yes, he is also a 
juggler of some reputation. His 
seemingly effortless ability to 
keep a series of balls in the air 
certainly parallels the way in 
which he conducts his life. 

With all of his remarkable 
accomplishments, the very best 
part about this extraordinary stu- 
dent continues to be his total 
lack of pretension. He possess- 
es an entirely authentic and gen- 
erous personality. His thought- 
fulness towards others is sure 
and true. It is a privilege to 
honor a student whose passion 
for learning and concern for oth- 
ers is so exceptionally strong. 
The feelings we all have for this 
student may have been summed 
up by one of his teachers 
recently when he praised him 
with this simple remark: "He is 
all good." 

With admiration and apprecia- 
tion, The Governor's Academy 
faculty awards the 2007 
Morse Flag Award to: Allan 
Standish Bradley of Byfield, 

- Headmaster Marty Doggett 


August J 2007 

Letter of Appreciation for Senior Capstone Project 

Cum Laude Elections (or Class of 2007 

To the Senior Class, 

Since you are graduating on Sunday, and you may not be 
around when my formal letter of thanks goes out to your 
headmaster, I wanted to send you this informal e-mail of thanks. 
Not all of you were able to see the finished walkways, garden, 
and greenhouse project, but as a collective you did an incredible 
job and have impressed many of my fellow staff members. 

To give you an idea of how much the staff were waiting in 
anticipation for the project to be finished, within 10 minutes of 
your bus pulling away staff asked if they could take the first indi- 
vidual in a wheelchair out into the garden for the first time. You 
have proven yourselves to be our hardest working group of vol- 
unteers to date. Through your hard work, you have represented 
your school very well. The boardwalk may seem like a simple 
project to access a simple garden, but it will open the door for a 
rather unique opportunity that many of our individuals have never 
had on the grounds of the facility, an accessible garden. 

Again, I thank all of you who collaborated on the two projects 
at Hogan Regional Center. It has been a memorable experience. 


Rob Gerkin 

From Hogan Regional Center 

Elected to Cum Laude in September 2006: 

Allan S. Bradley 
Meghan L. Doherty 

Angela Hasler 

Baileigh E. Kimball 

Kanin Maneepairoj 

Charles E. Nicholson 

Laura E. Rushford 

Vipavee Sirivatanaaksorn 

Elected to Cum Laude in April 2007: 

Emily M. Banta 

Brent P. Bielinski 

Steven M. Cody 

Taylor A.C. Cook 

Royce L. Kwon 

Maura A. Lang 

Dane T. Lemberger 

Alexandra J. McLain 

Alexandra L. Moran 

Claudia Peng 
Casey C. Wheelwright 

Adieu, Mme. Abu! 

Laurel Abusamra retired in May after 35 distinguished years of teaching at The Governor's Academy. A graduate 
of Hollins College, with a Master's degree from Middlebury College, Abusamra taught French and Spanish in grades 
9 through 12. She was a pioneer in beginning trips abroad for language students and over the years made them an 
important part of the language department's offerings. She was on the faculty when girls were admitted in 1972 and 
served as an important role model for the new girls on campus. She has been a dorm parent, a loyal supporter of the 
track and cross country and community service programs, and served on innumerable school committees. According 
to Headmaster Marty Doggett, however, "Her first love has always been the classroom where she has for over three 
decades instilled a love and appreciation of the French language and culture to her students." 


Excerpts from Baccalaureate Speech by 
Headmaster Marty Dossett: 

We seem to live in a 
world that is filled with 
impending disasters and 
tragedies. Every day we are 
reminded by the specter of 
pandemics/ the dangers of 
global warming, the threat of 
contaminants and carcino- 
gens in our food supplies, 
famine and AIDS epidemics 
in Africa and war and ter- 
rorism around the globe. 
Anna Quindlen, the writer, 
has sagely observed in one 
of her columns that the cur- 
rent generation of students has been programmed from 
birth to be cautious, circumspect and discerning. 

Quindlen advises that we do not succumb to the mind- 
set of Irish playwright William Butler Yeats who, perhaps 
because he was Irish, had an abiding sense of tragedy 
which sustained him through periods of joy. Better to 
reverse this order and operate with an abiding sense of joy 
and optimism. Don't be afraid to wake up in the morning 
and think good things will happen. There is an abundance 
of goodness in the world; there are millions of good peo- 
ple working to improve the human condition. We can all 
be part of this effort. As Oscar Wilde observed, "We are 
all in the gutter but some of us are looking up at the stars." 
Be a star gazer. Be optimistic and don't be afraid to take 
some risks. Caution and fear are the most paralyzing of 
human emotions. They stop more people from trying new 
things and from doing good, from daring and ultimately 
from succeeding. 

You are destined to be the movers and shakers of your 
communities and, for that matter, the world. That world 
belongs to those who see its possibilities, not its dangers or 
limitations. After tomorrow, your task will be to find new 
milestones to circumnavigate and new walls to jump. 

So, go confidently into the world and pursue your 
And may all your dreams come true. Godspeed. 
— Headmaster Marty Doggett 

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Maura Lang '07 andAngelo 
Scippa '07 lead the processior 
down the aisle in The Moseleyi 


Proud Dad Syl Jones with daughter Evan '07 

August | 2007 

Krister Miller, Beth Miller P'05, '07, Laura Sullivan and Lauren Guidi 

Mongkol (Em) Siwaluk '01 and Peerati Upatising '07 

Danielle Dillihunt '07 

Mic Maneepairoj, Greg MacLennan, Chris Robinson, Jon Lyons and 
Bobby Linskey 

Letter from Thai Scholar 

To all faculty members and all students 

Thank you for a wonderful time this year. 

Without your support I could not have survived well in this prep 


I never felt lonely at TGA, even though I was so far away from my 


I feel sad today to graduate from this school. 

I wish I had spent more time with all of you. 

I want to tell you that I love TGA very much. 

Keep in touch with me at this e-mail; 
If anyone plans to visit Thailand, contact me. 
Or you can visit me at the University of Virginia. 

Take care and thank you for your kindness. 
God bless all of you and your families. 

Teacher Belle Struck '94 
and Charlie Nicholson '07 



Excerpts from Baccalaureate speech by 
Kai Bynum, departing English teacher: 

In James Baldwin's essay, "A Secondly/ challenge every- 

Question of Identity/" he refers thing (reality, beliefs, politics, 

to our ambiguous sense of iden- religion, and love). If they're 

tity as "shapelessness," and sug- worth having, they'll survive the 

gests that the "shapelessness is attack. If not, than at least you 

the freedom" we need to deter- know now and not during a 

mine ourselves. In Jack midlife crisis. 

Kerouac's The Dharma Bums, The last one has probably 

Japhy and Ray learn that they helped me the most. When I 

are "empowered to remind peo- was 17 years old, I was in Alaska 

pie that they are utterly free." struggling to understand how to 

Yet, I question whether your make the right decisions with my 

minds have been emancipated life. I had several opportunities 

or enslaved by the nature of in front of me and didn't know 

education and independent what to do. My godfather 

schools in particular. Is this ideal looked at me and said, "One of 

of intellectual, social, and spiritu- the only things in life I regret are 

al freedom even possible? If so, the risks that I didn't take.' 

how do we know when we've Seven years later I took a risk 

achieved it? Well, I don't know and left a dream job — the only 

the answer to this question, but problem is that it was no longer 

I do know that I hope we have my dream. There was a profes- 

all discovered something about sion out east that was calling for 

ourselves during our time with me, one that I knew I wanted, 

this Academy. one that I had to find. That risk 

Before you all leave this harbor has brought me here, speaking 

and push off into the unpre- with you as you await your jour- 

dictable sea of life, I thought I neys. What risk will you have to 

should share three things that take in order to achieve a sense 

helped me when I was your age. of harmony in your life? What 

Firstly, find your passion and will it take for you to find out 

embrace it. If you don't like who you are? 
something, don't get stuck in it 
for the rest of your life. 

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Thorndike Hilton Cup '...awarded to the ranking scholar of the graduating 

Allen Stdndish Bradley of By field, Massachusetts 

The Peter Marshall French Memorial Trophy is inscribed each year 

with the name or a student at any level whose perseverance, sportsmanship and gener- 
ous spirit on the playing field, represents the highest standards of committed participation 
and fair play. An inscribed scroll accompanies the trophy. 

Angelo R. Scippa of Middleton, Massachusetts 

The Goodwin Athletic Prize, established by Mr. Fred H. Goodwin of the 
Class of 1916, a Trustee of the Academy from 1916 to 1949, is given to that senior boy 
who, by his athletic achievement and sportsmanship, has brought the greatest honor to 
his school during the past year. 

Steven Michael Cody of Midlothian, Virginia 

The Anne Marie Murphy Athletic Award is given annually at 
Commencement time to that senior girl who, by her example and her achievement in 
athletics, has brought the greatest honor to her school during the past year. 

Keara Christina Thomas of Haverhill, Massachusetts 

The Thespian Award, created in 1971, is awarded for meritorious work in the 
field of dramatics, for inspiring participation, for providing leadership and developing 
theatrical knowledge and abilities. 

Jenna Aliyah Glendye of Methuen, Massachusetts 

The Edward J. Rybicki Prize is awarded to the individual making the greatest 
positive contribution to the school newspaper over the past academic year. 

Maura Ann Lang of Lynn, Massachusetts 

The Barriskill Prize is awarded annually to that member of the senior class who 
has made an outstanding contribution in the field of music at the Academy. 

Kanin Maneepairoj of Bangkok, Thailand 

The Mercer Art Prize ; s given to that senior with exceptional creativity and 
originality who has earned honor grades in all available Studio Art and Art History 
courses and demonstrated intentional efforts to achieve artistic awareness and proficiency. 

Michaela Morris Early of Newburyport, Massachusetts 

The Johnson Science Award is awarded annually to an outstanding science 
scholar in recognition of his or her achievements in the area of science. 

Angela Hasler of Newbury, Massachusetts 

Baileigh Kimball receives her appointment to the U.S. 
Naval Academy in Annapolis from Zach Longley. 

Colin DiGuiseppe receives The Wilkie Service Award 

The Cumings Prize is awarded annually to a student who has shown per- 
severance, hard work and good spirit in contributing to the welfare or the school. 

Brent Paul Bielinski of Raleigh, North Carolina 

The Gaffney Prize is awarded to that senior who, in the opinion of the faculty, 
has been most considerate of the rights, opinions and sensibilities of others. 

Taylor Alexandra Cordrey Cook of Newbury, Massachusetts 

The Sarah Ellen Avalon Award is awarded to that senior who through hard 
work, determination and strength of character, has worked to develop his or her poten- 
tial to the fullest and in so doing, has been a true credit to The Governor's Academy. 

Laura Eileen Rush ford of Boxford, Massachusetts 

Special Prizes are awarded to members of The Governor's Academy Senior Class 
whose perseverance, courage, initiative, sense of responsibility, loyalty, and concern for 
others have contributed to the strength of the Academy. 

Jack Andrew Lamson of Amesbury, Massachusetts 

Daniel Hyndman Doggett of Byfield, Massachusetts 

Brian Andrew Day of Danvers, Massachusetts 

Adam Young Chisholm of Poughkeepsie, New York 

Lauren Elizabeth Guidi of Danvers, Massachusetts 

The Wilkie Service Award is awarded to a senior whose contributions to the 
community outside the Academy best demonstrate the deep concern and the unfailing 
sympathy for others. 

Colin Thomas DiGuiseppe of Beverly Farms, Massachusetts 

The Alumni Association Award is given to a senior who has shown 
community spirit and concern within the Academy and has displayed qualities of 
awareness and humanity. 

Allison Jane Barnaby of Hampton, New Hampshire 

The Moody Kent Prizes are awarded for outstanding achievement in each 
department of study. 

English Charles Edgar Nicholson of Promfret Center, 


History Meghan Leigh Doherty of Andover, Massachusetts 

Mathematics Royce Lee Kwon of Seoul, Korea 

Science Baileigh Erin Kimball of Rye, New Hampshire 

Music Katherine Crary Chandler of North Yarmouth, Maine 

Foreign Language Dane Thomas Lemberger of Lynn field, Massachusetts 

Art Obenewaa Boakye of Bronx, New York 

August | 2007 


There are two prizes which are awarded by vote of 
the entire faculty: One is the Morse Flag; the other, 
The Academy Prize. Upon retirement of Headmaster 
Ted Eames in 1959 the underclassmen of The 
Academy endowed the already existing Academy 
Prize so that henceforth at each commencement it 
could be given "in honor of Edward W. and Eleanor 
K. Eames so that the qualities they so deeply prized 
might be prized in turn by future and succeeding classes." Those visiting the 
Phillips Building will find inscribed on the plaques outside my office door, in the 
entry-way of the Cobb Room, the names of all Morse Flag winners, reaching 
back to 1913, and the winners of this Academy Prize from 1931. 

All great dancers have the ability to make their art form look effortless. They 
glide across the floor with an easy graceful motion. Tonight's honoree has made 
her journey through the Academy with that same elegance and style. 

She arrived into alien turf; no subways, no street vendors, no bright lights, no 
life-sized murals of Derek Jeter to comfort her, yet she quickly adapted to and 
was embraced by this community. Early in her freshman year, she displayed con- 
siderable moxie and pluck, by speaking eloquently and with poise on stage 
before the entire school. She has been one of the school's highest profile 
personalities ever since. 

She instantly connects with people. Her 100-megawatt smile, her warmth and 
sincerity immediately put people at ease. It is not surprising that she has been the 
poster girl for revisit days and admissions tours. Visiting families feel like they have 
known her all their lives after a forty-five minute tour. Her empathy, listening skills 
and personal integrity made her an ideal proctor. Her effectiveness in that role 
was best summarized by her dorm parent who characterized her as a "rare gem. 
Her election as class president came as no surprise. Her classmates respect her 
and admire her unflappable nature. 

She has that rare ability to stay grounded and positive when the situation 
around her is most chaotic or discouraging. 

Her teachers have been thrilled to have her in class. She brings uncommon 
effort and diligence to every academic setting. And did I mention enthusiasm? 
Whether it is Pre-Calculus, Marine Science or Comparative Religion, she is def- 
initely the straw that stirs the drink. She asks the question that forces teachers and 
fellow students to think more deeply and sometimes differently about the subject 
at hand. 

She has immersed herself in the life of the school and along the way pushed 
herself to try new things; the fact that field hockey sticks are a curiosity in the 
Bronx didn't deter her. She also took up softball. She ventured into the ceram- 
ics studio and coincidental^ discovered that she had enormous talent in this 
medium. She has been the principal student planner for our annual Martin Luther 
King Day celebration for the last three years. She spearheaded the North Shore 
Fairy Godmother Project that collects used prom wear and distributes it to girls 
who do not have the means to purchase their own. 

While she has been committed to her schoolwork and her many school 
involvements and obligations, dance remains her singular passion. Her repertoire 
and range is impressive. She can capture the raw energy of hip hop, the quirky 
improvisation of jazz and the discipline and sophistication of classical ballet. To 
be able to beautifully transition between these very different dance disciplines is 
a rare skill. Younger dances regularly seek her out for technical advice. She has 
emerged as an innovative choreographer as well as a talented performer. Her 
original creations are distinctive for their energy and raw power. 

She has always said that she has been fortunate to be here. As she dances off 
to new triumphs, it has been us, her audience for the last four years, who have 
been the fortunate ones. It is with distinct pride on behalf of The Governor's 
Academy faculty that I award the Academy Prize to: Ana Samary Almedya- 
Cohen of Bronx, New York. 

— Headmaster Marty Doggett 


Excerpts from 
Baccalaureate Speech 
by Ba Heigh Kimball '07: 

Our class has experienced many changes over the years. Some 
of us have changed from boarding student to day student or vice- 
versa. We have grown taller or changed our hair, but our char- 
acter has remained the same. Here we are, in our final days. 
During our senior year, we began to think beyond our small com- 
munity. College applications were sent. We continued to work 
hard, have fun, and work a bit harder. There were wins and loss- 
es for our sports teams, plays performed, concerts held, and 
moments shared. But the letters had to return. We celebrated 
our acceptances and comforted our rejections as a class. Each 
of us knew we would find the right place. We would be leav- 
ing The Academy. This is a change that was inevitable. 

We have always been there for each other and that is some- 
thing that will never change. Although there are many things at 
The Academy that will change, there are a few things that will 

Nay and I have often joked about writing a list for incoming 
freshmen to serve as a guide in making their way around the 
school. The dining hall door sticks. You have to kick it. The 
door handle to Frost never completely turns. There is no line in 
the bookstore. It's just the usual crowd. If you want to buy 
something, just make your way to the counter. Watch out for 
Mr. Abu. He jumps on desks and growls. The back tables in 
the new wing of the dining hall are off limits. They are unofficially 
reserved for the football, hockey, lacrosse and baseball guys. 
Mr. Leavitt is not afraid to shut the chapel door in your face even 
if you already have one foot on the steps. If you lose something, 
send an all school email and begin with the phrase "I'm really 
sorry to send out one of these emails" and don't forget to include 
a picture. If you receive an all school email about a lost item, 
delete it. And don't forget to ALWAYS log off the computer. 
Plan to hang out in the training room or PAC and get to know 
Wotty, Kings, Drel and Joe. You'll be the better for it. And last 
but not least, Chris knows everyone, so always stop by to say hi. 

To redd the entire speech, go to dnd 
click on "Campus Community" dnd "Grddudtion Speeches 

Underclass Students 

The following awards and honors were given at a 

HARVARD BOOK PRIZE: "...awarded to that member of the jun- 
ior dass deemed most worthy through high scholarship and character." 

Kyung Min Song of Seoul, Korea 

YALE BOOK PRIZE: "...given to a junior with a love of learning and 
high character.' 

Chelsea Paige Barnett of North Andover, Massachusetts 

HOLY CROSS BOOK PRIZE: "...awarded to a junior for distin- 
guished academic performance in a challenging program, for demonstrating a 
sense of concern for others and a strong sense of responsibility. 

Sean T. Andrews of West Newbury, Massachusetts 

a junior who has been outstanding in the study of English.' 

Hunter D. Archibald of West Newbury, Massachusetts 

MEMORIAL MATHEMATICS PRIZE: "awarded to a junior 
who has been outstanding in the study of mathematics. 

Soo Jung Shin of Seoul, Korea 


"...awarded to an undergraduate who has shown proficiency in the study of 

Michelle Perez of Bronx, New York 

COLBY COLLEGE BOOK PRIZE: "...awarded to a |unior who 
has shown proficiency in the study of history and has displayed community 
spirit and evidence of personal growth. 

Colin Jones Doggett of By field, Massachusetts 

THE RENSSELAER MEDAL: "...awarded for outstanding achieve- 
ment in both math and science. 
Max Christopher LeSaffre of Andover, Massachusetts 

Latin Students Primus 


Congratulations to the Academy students who were recognized for 
their achievement on the National Latin Exam, a standardized test 

Latin 1 

So Min Lee, Maxima Cum Laude, Silver Medal 
Remington Pope, Magna Cum Laude 
Aldous Strother, Cum Laude 
Christopher Brown, Cum Laude 

Latin 2 

Kaitlyn Barnett, Maxima Cum Laude, Silver Medal 
Victoria Weisman, Maxima Cum Laude, Silver Medal 
Sungbin Lee, Maxima Cum Laude, Silver Medal 
John Diamond, Maxima Cum Laude, Silver Medal 
Cameron Poole, Magna Cum Laude 
Liam White, Cum Laude 

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ocation held at the end of the school year. 

JUNIOR ART PRIZE: "...awarded to that junior with exceptional talent and 
creative expression in one or more of the visual arts." 

Alison B. Hoffman of West Newbury, Massachusetts 

JUNIOR MUSIC PRIZE: "...awarded to that junior with exceptional talent 
in one or more of the performing arts." 

Kerk Joseph Klein Soursourian of Beverly, Massachusetts 

sented, at the conclusion of their junior year, to those scholar athletes — both male 
and female — whose academic and athletic performance exhibit the character and 
commitment to excellence of Carl A. Pescosolido, Jr. '55, President of the Board 

Meghan Elizabeth Griesbach of Methuen, Massachusetts 

David Eisert Doggett of By field, Massachusetts 

FRANCIS SCHOLARSHIP: "...awarded to a student of high character 
who has made substantial intellectual progress and who has demonstrated a spirit of 
cooperation and helpfulness in the life of the school." 

Cynthia Marizela Figueroa of Bronx, New York 

HALE SCHOLARSHIP: "...awarded to a student who, through persever- 
ance, has shown the most improvement in the various aspects of school life and has 
become an esteemed contributor to the well-being of the Governor Dummer commu- 

Christian Raphael Watson of Washington DC 

INGHAM FUND SCHOLARSHIP: awarded to help support an 
industrious and able student at the Academy." 

Gregory Drew Allis of Groveland, Massachusetts 

WHITTEMORE AWARD: "...awarded to the member of the sophomore 
class who through attitude and perseverance has made the best contribution to the 
Academy." (Selection made by the class of 2006) 

Madalyn Lee Durgin of Marblehead, Massachusetts 


administered to over 134,000 students in all 50 states and 13 for- 
eign countries. Our Latin scholars are: 

Latin 3 — Prose 

Caitlin Kelliher, Summa Cum Laude, Gold Medal 
Leslie Ward, Summa Cum Laude, Gold Medal 

Latin 4 — Poetry 

Emily Banta, Summa Cum Laude, Gold Medal 

Latin 5 

Dane Lemberser, Maxima Cum Laude, Silver Medal 


ment of the Headmaster, has best served the mission of the 

It is a time tested maxim that as the senior class goes, so goes the 
school. The class of 2007 has charted a positive direction for the 
Academy, setting a standard for underclassmen to emulate. The 
creation of such chemistry is a confluence of luck, circumstance, 
camaraderie, shared purpose and of course, leadership. 

Leaders set the tone for every group. These individuals often 
work below the radar doing the things that rarely get public notori- 
ety but are nevertheless critical to the effective operation of a com- 
munity. It is the pro-active conversations, the brokering of disputes, 
intervening when friends go astray, clarifying misinformation, organ- 
izing events and generally being the receptacle for all the unpleas- 
ant tasks others would rather avoid that are all components of a 
leader's portfolio. Leaders sometimes have to weather criticism for 
things that are out of their control to manage. This young man did 
all these things skillfully and effectively, but it was his public per- 
sona, his infectious smile, quick wit, good spirit, optimism and basic 
decency that has made him such a pervasive influence and force for 
good on this campus. When he spoke from the heart, people lis- 
tened. When he talked about the importance of making good deci- 
sions, people listened. When he spoke about representing our 
school with class, people listened. The true definition of leadership 
is not what individuals do or say while the leader is in the room but 
what they do after the leader has left the room. People truly did fol- 
low his lead. He modeled the importance of school spirit and 
pride; his daily acts of friendship and courtesy brightened people's 
day; his peers appreciated and respected his commitment to 
improving the quality of student life on campus. 

Along the way, he also distinguished himself as an underground 
filmmaker of some note, a first class mimic, a showman with a keen 
sense of comedic timing, a conscientious student, a reliable friend 
and a pretty good left fielder; he has left his school better than he 
found it. 

It is with respect and pride that I award the Peter Bragdon 
Headmaster's Cup to: Angelo Scippa of Lawrence, 

— Headmaster Marty Doggett 


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Arts Awards Recognize Excellence in All Media 

The third Annual Fine Arts Excellence Awards Ceremony/ on May 3/ celebrated the artists in the Academy community. Outstanding 
freshmen, sophomores and juniors received awards for photography/ ceramics, film, visual art, orchestra, jazz band, chorus, theater and 
dance. Congratulations to those who make the art that makes our community more beautiful, interesting, and provocative! 

Freshman Dance Award: Annie Quigley 
Sophomore Dance Award: Ariana Vlachos 
Junior Dance Award: Vanessa Norkus 
Freshman Ceramics Award: Alice Tonry. 
Sophomore Ceramics Award: Eric Dunstan 
Junior Ceramics Award: Anna Smith 
Sophomore Media Award: Kaela Duff 
Underclassman Jazz Award: Abigail Howard 
Orchestra Practicing Award: Claire Shin 
Freshman Orchestra Award: Milee Lyoo 

Sophomore Orchestra Award: Sungbin Lee 

Junior Orchestra Award: Jordyne Dodier 

Freshman Chorus Awards: Jillian Cardarelli, 
Rigaud Legrand 

Sophomore Chorus Awards: Jamie Hansen, 
Abby Collins 

Junior Chorus Awards: Zac Burke, Leslie Ward 

Director's Award: Bryce Johnson 

Freshman Tech Award: Aldous Strother 

Sophomore Tech Award: Jacob "Coby" Newton 

Junior Tech Award: Simon Sun 

Grace Ann Repczynski Award: Mint Maneepairoj 

Freshman Drama Award: Shan Chatterjee 

Sophomore Drama Award: Hope Fried 

Junior Drama Award: Ellen Pierce 

Sophomore Photography Award: Rory Hamovit 

Junior Photography Award: Toshiyuki Kishida 

IFA Film Award: Andrew Dagres 

Sophomore Film Award: Andrew McLain 

Junior Film Award: Tommy Durkin 

Freshman Art Award: Ben Berton 

Moulton Achievement Awards 

Rey Moulton, a 
Governor Dummer grad- 
uate of the Class 
of 1956 and a Trustee of 
the Academy, endowed 
a series of annual 
awards to honor the 
working people who 
keep our school progressive and dynamic. 
Rey Moulton's philanthropy has been 
generous and far-reaching. He underwrote 

Rey Moulton '56 

the college tuitions of deserving students; 
he was a significant benefactor of numer- 
ous educational institutions. He supported 
countless civic organizations. 

The Moulton Achievement awards are 
based on a model from Mr. Moulton's 
own successful business career. They rep- 
resent twelve significant cash gifts that are 
divided among teachers, administrators and 
staff. The pool of candidates for this honor 
comes exclusively from nominations from 

fellow colleagues on the faculty and staff. 
Award winners from the previous three 
years are ineligible for consideration as well 
as current holders of teaching chairs and 
any faculty or staff new to or departing from 
the Academy. The previous year's win- 
ners serve as a selection committee who 
narrow the field to finalists whose names 
are then presented to the Headmaster. To 
date, 80 separate members of the School 
family have been so honored. 

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Carolyn Kimball receives her award from 
Headmaster Marty Doggett 

~ For his enthusiastic approach to every aspect of Academy life: Raymond Long 

~ For his skill and passion in the teaching of writing: bteve Ogden 

~ For her ability to make the mysteries of the physical universe come alive: Kali Wilson 

~ For organizing and shepherding our inaugural Kenyan exchange: Perry Nelson 

~ For her ongoing stewardship of the Science Department: busan Olezsko bzuts 

~ For being the Ellis Island of Mathematic extra help. All are welcome at his door: Matt Gettings 

~ For her efforts in helping to transform the Pescosolido Library into a state of the art resource for information 

literacy: Jennifer Brown 
~ For all the behind the scenes work that she does to support students and colleagues: Karen Gold 
~ For her stellar efforts as an admissions officer and a positive ambassador of the Academy: 

Carolyn Kimball 
~ For her skill in keeping the Academy's accounts payable in good order Bonnie Boucher 
~ For her many years of loyal, dedicated service in the dining room. Her sense of humor helps us to start our 

day off with a smile Madeline Power 
~ For his easy going temperament, accommodating personality and out and out skill in managing the lunch and 

evening meals at the Academy Peter Mlynarski 

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Murphy Mercer Short Story and Poetry Contest 

The Murphy Mercer Short Story and Poetry Contest is named in honor of A. MacDonald Murphy and Thomas McClary Mercer, 
two revered Academy English teachers whose combined service to the school totaled over 65 years. Winners of this contest are select- 
ed by the Academy's English Department from anonymous entries. 


year s winners are: 

Mercer Poetry Contest First Place: Evan Jones for "Sestina V" 

Mercer Poetry Contest Second Place: Alison Hoffman for "Untitled" 

Mercer Poetry Contest Third Place: Alison Hoffman for "Untitled" 

Mercer Poetry Contest Honorable Mention: Timothy Gwynne for "Sister Christina's School" 

Murphy Short Story Contest First Place: Camila Connolly for "No Trespassing" 
Murphy Short Story Contest Second Place: John Diamond for "The Calling Blue Bus" 

To read all the prize-winning pieces and other notable writing by students, as well as view visual artwork, please go the website at and click on 
"Literary/Arts Magazine" under "About Us" or "Academics." There you will find The Spire, the school's annual celebration of creative writing and visual art. 

Mercer Poetry Prize - Third Place 

Ali Hoffman '08 


My grandmother sits with a glass that's half empty 

And there's a picture on the wall behind her of four children 

She doesn't look at it because now there are only three. 

Last year for her birthday I sang her a song that she used to sing 

And the next morning she didn't remember it 

Because maybe she drank too much 

Or maybe she just didn't want to remember. 

My grandmother believes in tennis and Jesus and wine 

And she said to me that she thinks that she is lucky 

But once she looked at an old picture of herself and she was so beautiful 

And she sat there alone with her glass and didn't know that I was watching 

She didn't cry but I remember thinking that maybe she should have. 

Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards Gold Key - Photography 
Mary O'Connor '07 



FaClllty RcCOgnitiOn AwardS Presented by Headmaster Marty Doggett 

Teaching Chairs 

Headmaster Marty Doggett congratulates Shawn Markey 

Kelleher Family Faculty 
Recognition Prize 

The Kelleher Family Prize is awarded to the fac- 
ulty member who, in the best tradition of mastery 
teaching, has demonstrated extraordinary commit- 
ment to students in all areas of Academy life. 

The recipient must be a faculty member who has 
been at the Academy for at least three years. He 
or she must have had substantial contact that would 
involve a combination of classroom teaching, advis- 
ing, dormitory responsibilities, coaching or other 
extracurricular activities. The donors have asked 
that there be no repeat winners. 

Members of the class of 2007 propose a slate 
of nominees for this award. This year's honoree 
appeared on more ballots than anyone else. 

The phrase "Big Brother is watching you comes 
from the classic George Orwell novel 1984 and 
refers to a society where everyone is under con- 
stant surveillance by the authorities. It has set up an 
interesting dynamic and culture in most schools 
where those responsible for automobile policies, 
attendance, week end and off campus permissions 
are viewed cynically as the adversary and are sus- 
pected, no doubt, to have been trained by agents 

of the KGB, CIA interrogation squads and the 
Israeli Mossad. 

Refreshingly, such a mindset does not occur at 
The Governor's Academy. Is it because the 
Associate Dean is not vigilant? Hardly.... he is 
much more clever than Wylie Coyote. Is it because 
the Associate Dean is a pushover — I don't think 
so. A smiling cobra he can be when saying no. Is 
it because the Associate Dean lacks standards? 

Not likely "Saturday Morning Live," the study 

hall version, tends to have a rather large audience 
with many regulars. I think the answer is that the 
Associate Dean is viewed as being fundamentally 
fair and reasonable. He knows and respects the 
student body. He knows when it is important to 
be flexible; he knows how to laugh at himself. 
Students see and appreciate his passion and love 
for this place and its people. Witness the enthusi- 
asm and zest he brings to his coaching, dorm par- 
enting and college counseling. 

I am pleased to Award this year's Kelleher 
Prize to: Shawn Thomas Markey 

Endowed Teaching 
Chairs are a visible and 
significant means to sup- 
port and honor a faculty 
of a great school. This 
evening I have the dis- 
tinct pleasure announc- 
ing the rotation of two 
of our endowed teach- 
ing chairs. Each honoree will occupy the chair for 
three years. During this time he or she will receive 
a stipend from the income generated from the gift. 
The rest of the gift's annual income will be used to 
augment the general faculty and staff compensation 

The Young Master Teaching Chair was estab- 
lished through the generosity of senior parents of 
the graduating classes of 1988 and 1989 to cele- 
brate excellence in teaching. The appellation 
"Young Master" is a somewhat relative term. It can 
denote a teacher who is in the early stages of his or 
her career; it can refer to an experienced teacher 
who has taught at the Academy for only part of his 
or her career, or it can indicate a teacher whose 
approach to education and learning is fresh, invig- 
orating and innovative. 

He has become a master teacher despite the fact 
that he was not initially hired to work in the class- 
room and his current job description suggests a 
very different set of obligations and duties. 

He is a pioneer in advocating new instructional 
approaches and new pedagogies and is very much 
at the forefront of introducing new technologies 
and applications into our community. He has a 
coherent vision for integrating technology into the 
wider curriculum. He has slowly begun to bring his 
faculty colleagues into the 21st century in terms of 
technology competence. His patience, sense of 
humor and skill have opened the perspective of 
even the most confirmed Luddites. He is the man 
to go to if you want to learn about Blogs, Wikis, 
Flicker, Moodle, Smart Boards or Web2.0. His 
explanations and instruction are clear, thorough 
and always in comprehensible English. 

I am pleased to award the Young Master 
Teaching Chair to: Aaron Mandel 

The Joseph G. Cook, Jr. Faculty Enrichment Grant 

To honor the memory of Joseph G. Cook, Jr. of the Class 
of 1953 his family, classmates, and friends have established an 
endowment to support our Faculty Enrichment Prosram. The 

1' Joseph Cook Endowment Grant is awarded each year to an 

elisible member of the faculty and will enable that individual to 
pursue a topic of professional interest during the summer. 

This year, Geoff Brace, Chair of the Fine Arts 
Department, will travel to Russia and the Ukraine to explore 
Eastern Orthodox painting and iconography. 

The Paul Wann Distinguished Teaching Chair 

South Byfield could not have anticipated what Paul Wann 
would unleash upon the campus when he was hired seventeen 
years ago. Classes rich with scholarship, ideas and candor; 
daring creative theater productions; a dorm experience which 
is truly a family; and, yes, in the early years, remarkable thirds 
lacrosse teams! More importantly, he has served as the pal- 
pable soul and conscience of this community. He brings 
exquisite grace and equanimity to all his interactions with stu- 
dents and colleagues alike. A man for all seasons, he richly 
deserves a distinguished teaching chair named in his honor. 

A number of years ago, the Old Man of the Mountain, a craggy, granite outcropping in 
the White Mountains and a symbol of the state of New Hampshire came crashing down 
due to prolonged wear and tear and exposure to the elements. Fortunately, The Governor's 
Academy's iconic version of the Old Man of the Mountain is impervious to the wind, rain, 
snow and heat. He is also resistant to split infinitives, misplaced modifiers, dangling partici- 
ples and sentence fragments. He has taught a generation of Academy students the nuances 
of grammar and also has fostered within them a love of reading and literature. Those who 
enter his classroom must be prepared for plain spoken North Country wisdom, brilliant lit- 
erary analysis and a biting sense of humor. A student leaves far better for the experience. 

The English Department prospered under his leadership, the JV football program has 
achieved mythical status with him at the coaching helm, Cottage has benefited from his pres- 
ence as Wotty's dependable first mate and the motorcycle fraternity is thrilled to have him as 
a new disciple. All in all, this is a school guy through and through. 
I'm pleased to award the Wann Chair to: Richard Searles 

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ept ember 24, 

Essex County Club, 
Manchester, MA 

Number of Golfers Limited to 128. 

Open to Alumni, Parent a, and 


For more information or to 

register contact Mike Moonves 

at 978-499-3152 

Congratulations to Kathy Guy 

Congratulations to Kathy 
Guy, Chair of the Foreign 
Language Department and 
Coordinator of the Anti- 
Defamation League's Peer Training Program at the 
Academy. Kathy recently received an ADL 2007 
Teacher Recognition Award, presented at the U.S. 
Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, dur- 

ing the ADL's 2007 Leadership Trip. ADL Teacher 
Recognition Awards honor K-12 educators for imple- 
menting a curriculum or program that fosters inter-group 
understanding and an appreciation for people's differ- 

Guy has served as the school-based coordinator of 
the school's Peer Training Program for the past seven 
years. The citation presented by Andrew Tarsy, ADL 

Regional Director, New England Region and James L. 
Rudolph '68, P'05, said that, "in addition to ensuring 
opportunities for participating students to develop per- 
sonal growth, Kathy has initiated ongoing outreach to 
the greater school community, engaging other students 
and faculty in examining their own prejudices and iden- 
tifying what they can do to facilitate a more inclusive 



Marty and Patty Doggett welcomed more than 400 alumni 
and guests during Reunion Weekend 2007. There were 
many highlights over the course of the three-day event. 
Alumni came from across the country and from as far away as 
the United Kingdom (John Wichers '57 from Scotland and 
Scott Maguire '82 from England). Three gentleman from the 
Class of 1937, Put Flint, Russell Potter, and Bill Sheffield, 
were recognized for being the oldest alums in attendance. 

Members of the Class of 1937 Russell Potter, Put Flint and 
Bill Sheffield 

Other recognition awards went to the Class of 1967 for the 
highest percentage of attendees and to the Class of 1962 for 
the highest increase in number of contributors to the Annual Fund compared with last year. At the Annual Meeting, 
Alumni Council Secretary, Carrie Nissi '77 presided and, in addition to introducing the aforementioned award winners, 
presented Headmaster Doggett who talked about recent graduates and their contributions and accomplishments; the 
importance of good teachers and their impact upon their students; and the future needs of the school, particularly in the 
areas of endowment for compensation and for financial aid. Some very fine musical performances graced the stage of 
The Performing Arts Center, as Choral Director Chris Drelich gave the assembled crowd Kelsey Quigley '04, Jesse 
Soursourian '99, Kris Kobialka '87, and the ever-popular Meistersingers led by Tim Greene '50. 

Throughout the weekend, the culinary expertise of Food Services Director David Alonzi was evident, beginning with the 
Governor's Feast on Friday evening in the Jacob Dining Hall, to the Champagne Luncheons for the Class of 1957 and 
the Old Guard on Saturday, and to the Class Dinners at various locations on campus on Saturday evening. To a person, 
alums of the Academy were most impressed with the efforts of Mr. Alonzi and his highly skilled team. 

Other highlights of the weekend included the annual Saturday morning Pie Race and Tots Trot hosted by David and 
Laurel Abusamra; an Archives display under the direction of Academy Archivist, Kate Pinkham, which included a dis- 
play of some original Academy documents; an exciting softball game on the Class of 1967 Turf Field; and post-Saturday 
dinner dancing with DJ Ray Long '96. President of the Board Jeffrey L. Gordon made a special appearance at the 
Saturday Cocktail Party in the Pescosolido Library. He glowingly spoke about former faculty member G. Heberton Evans 
whose portrait was unveiled by donor Steven French '76. 

The Academy wishes to thank all those who were on campus to celebrate Reunion 2007! 

--Mike Moonves, Director of Alumni Relations 

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Members of The Class of 1 987: Lisa Taplin Murray, Lisa Carrigg and 
Trae Bodge Mapierala 

George Swift '67 and 
Mayo Morgan 

Members of The Class of 1957 

John Nye '82, 

Tupper Nye and 

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8/7/ Dougherty '6 7 and Alyson Wooldridge 

Josiah Welch '47, Jay Curtis '47 and Kaila Curtis 

We want to make sure that your information is up- 
to-date on the Alumni Portal of the school's website. 
Please log onto, click 
on "Alumni," and then "Alumni Portal" in the left-hand 

Jeff Gordon '69 and Steve French 76 view portrait of beloved former 
teacher and coach, Heb Evans (1958-1985). 

Elaine White and Deirdre Brown '92 

Members ofThe Class of 2007: Taylor Cook, Danielle Dillihunt, 
Alex McLain and Hassan Sulley speak with alumni 

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Events for 
Parents and 


» Dinner for Parents of New Students 

14 Remis Gallery Opening 

24 Fall Golf Classic at Essex County Club 

7 Remis Recital 
30 Symphony by the Sea 


Senior Parents Dinner 
19 Remis andYoungman Gallery Openings 

Student Music Concert 
1 9-20 Parents Weekend 

Remis Recital 
7 Student Recital 


9-10 Fall Student Drama Production 
1 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Reception 

and Dinner 
10 Alumni Tailgate 
1 8 Symphony by the Sea 
21 Young Alumni Milestone Stop at the Grog 

Was Love in the Air 
in South Byfield? 

Did you meet your spouse while you were both stu- 
dents at the Academy? Was it in the dining hall, a class- 
room, or walking on campus? 

What's your story? We want to hear it! 

In an upcoming issue, we would like to feature stories 
about couples who met while both were students here 
and are still together, happily joined in matrimony. 

Let us know who you are by emailing Judy Klein, 
Director of Communications, at 

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HATS Off! 

Hats Off! Congratulations to the following 
staff and faculty who were honored in June 
for their years of service to the Academy. 

35 Years of Service 

Laurel Abusamra 
David Abusamra 

30 Years of Service 

Katherine Guy 
Mark Bernier 

25 Years of Service 

Bruce Rogers 
Susan True 

20 Years of Service 

Madeline Power 
Irina Okula 
Perry Nelson 
Patricia Thomas 

15 Years of Service 

William Quigley 
David Oxton 

10 Years of Service 

Mary Willingham 
Bonnie Boucher 
Peter Kravchuk 
Samantha Boulais 
Susan Chase 
Lisa Keegan 

5 Years of Service 

Elizabeth Clark 
Joanna Connors 
David Alonzi 
Michael Delay 
Judith Klein 
Joseph Repczynski 
Lynn Marks 
Christopher Drelich 


Laurel Abusamra 


Kai Bynum 
Molly Prinn 
Bev Berton 
Jamie Brayshaw 

Class of 1967 Softball Team inaugurates the new turf field, a gift from their class. 

Front from L to R: Kevin McDormand '98, Erick Laub 17, Sarah Cavanagh 17, Carrie Nissi 17, 
Phil Jackson 17. Back from L to R:Rick Binelli '99, Joe Nissi, Ray Long '96, Joe Fannon '01, Ed 
Jarvis 17 and Bob Sims '99 

Eric Rich, Erin Elwell Rich '92 and Josh Lappin '92 

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8/// McP/iee '62, Peter Butler '62 and Marie Butler 

Jesse Soursourian '99 performs at Alumni Concert 



Varsity Baseball 

Season Record: 7-10 

ISL Record: 5-10 

MVP: Brian Day 

Coaches Award: Jason Michaud 
All League: Brian Day 

All League Honorable Mention: Kurt Berthiaume 

Four-Year Letter Award: Brian Day, Jason Michaud 

Highlight: Every day with the boys was enjoyable. The 
best group of kids we could be around! 
Coaches: Shawn Markey, Matt Gettings and Richard 
N. Leavitt 

Perry Eaton '08 

Varsity Softball 

Season Record: 12-4 overall 
ISL Record: 7-4 
MVP: Lauren Guidi 

Coaches Award: Amanda Correnti 

All League: Amanda Correnti, 

Laura Boehner 

All League Honorable Mention: 

Paige Valchuis, Lauren Guidi 

Four-Year Varsity Letter Winners: Lauren 

Guidi, Laura Sullivan, Maura Lang 

Highlights: Beating Worcester Academy 

2-0 at their place, and our 8-1 over 


Coaches: Scott Kingsbury and 

Erin OConnell 

Lauren Guidi '07 

August | 2UU/ 

Brian Durkin'08 

Boys Varsity Lacrosse 

Season Record: 15-2 

ISL Record: 14-1 (Co-Champions with 
Belmont Hill) 

MVP: Tim Langmaid 

Coaches Award: Jacques Ward, Joe Orloff 

Senior Lacrosse Trophy: Greg MacLennan 

Selected for New England Senior East vs. West All 
Star Game: Tim Langmaid, Joe Orloff, 
Jacques Ward 

All America: Tim Langmaid 

Selected for a U-19 National team tryout: Mike 

Shakespeare (only 1 of 2 selected from MA) 

ISL Assistant Coach of the year: Chris Rokous 

Highlight: A 10-6 victory over Middlesex, a team 
we hadn't beaten in 15 seasons 

Coaches: Peter Bidstrup, Chris Rokous, 
J J Morrissey '02 

Anna Smith '08 

Girls Varsity Lacrosse 

Season Record: 7-7-2 
ISL Record: 6-6 

MVP: Margaret Metz 

Coaches Award: Baileigh Kimball 

NEPSAC All-Stars: Margaret Metz and Mary 


All-League: Annie dayman, Margaret Metz 
All-League Honerable Mention: Mary DiNisco 

First Team All American: Margaret Metz (second 
year in a row) 

Academic All American: Alex McLain, Baileigh 

Four-year Letter Awards: Margaret Metz, Carley 
Berry, Kim Leibovitz, Alex McLain 
Highlight: The OT win over Milton was a highlight. 
The whole team played well. Plus, 17 saves from 
MaryLeah DiNisco and three goals from Margaret 
Metz secured the Govs' win. Another memorable 
moment was the team being forced to listen to a 
pump up mix made by the coaches before the start 
of their St. Mark's game. It was a random assort- 
ment of music ranging from "All Star" to "Eye of 
the Tiger" to team favorite "Too Legit to Quit." 
They went on to win the game 9-4. Margaret Metz 
also scored her 100th career goal against Pingree. 
Coaches: Molly Prinn, Gretchen Scharfe, 
Bert McLain 



Varsity Golf 

Season Record: 10-5-2 

ISL Record: 7-5-2 

MVP: The Team 

Louis Quinzio Coaches Award: Thomas Lampert 

Other Awards: Courtney Dampolo - 7th place (out of 60) 
at the New England Girls Independent School Tournament 

ISL All League: Thomas Lampert, Ryan Moores 

Highlight: Strong third place finish at the ISL tournament 

Coaches: Mike Moonves and Babe Ceglarski 

Abigail Harris '08 

Girls Varsity Tennis 

Season Record: 3-12 
ISL Record: 2-10 
MVP: Anna Perocchi 
Coaches Award: Lily Osowski 
ISL All New England: Anna Perocchi 
Four-year Letter Award: Lily Osowski 
Highlight: Upset win over BB&N 
Coach: David Moore 

Anna Perocchi '08 

Boys Varsity Tennis 

Season Record: 4-12 

ISL Record: 4-11 

MVP: Nate Collins 

All ISL League: Nate Collins 

Highlight: Very closely contested wins 
over St. Mark's and Middlesex, whom 
we haven't beaten in some time 

Coach: Perry Nelson 

James Haran '08 

August | 2007 

The Archon 

D w ., -r , Michael Orloff '09 

Boys Varsity Track 

Season Record: 9-4 

ISL Record: 7-4 

All League Honorable Mention: Ben Cutrell - discus; Mou Deng Riiny - 
javelin; Steven Cody - 200 and 400 meters; Ray Boghos - pole vault 

Individual New England Champions: Steven Cody - 200 meters; Brandon 
Murray - high jump 

Coaches Award: Hassan Sulley 

MVP: Steven Cody 

Highlight: Placing in the top three in the ISL for the first time in several years 

Coaches: Tim Weir, Mary Ellen Karin, David Abusamra, Kai Bynum, 
Packy F 


Girls Varsity Track 

Season Record: 9-2 

ISL Record: 6-2 

All League: Keara Thomas - 1500 meters; 
Kelly Pope - 800 meters; Leslie Ward - 
shot put; Tara Karin — javelin; 
Abbey Karin - javelin 

Individual New England Champions: 

Keara Thomas - 1500 and 3000 meter runs; 

Kelly Pope - 800 meters; Abbey Kara - javelin 

Coaches Award: Kelly Pope 

MVP Award: Tara Karin 

Highlights: All the girls cheering for Keara at the NE meet to win the 
relay after winning her other two events. She ran the last leg after 
Carolyn Dwyer, Meghan Griesbach and Kelly Pope tried to get us as 
close as possible in order for Keara to pull off the upset and win. She 
came pretty darn close!! Second place in the race. 

Coaches: Tim Weir, Mary Ellen Karin, David Abusamra, Kai Bynum, 
Packy Fusco 

Danielle Dillihunt '07 

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Director of Development 

Lori Correale 

Director of Alumni and Parent Relations 

Michael A. Moonves P'82 

Director of Annual Giving 

Martha Leonard Delay 

Trustees of The Governor's Academy 

Jeffrey L. Gordon '69, President 
Christopher C. Beehe '55, Co- Vice President 
Gerry Mack, P'87, '91, '93, Co-Vice President 
James L. Rudolph '68, P'05, Secretary 
Steven G Shapiro '74, P' 09, Treasurer 
William L.Alfond '67 
Nathalie Ames '85 
Adrienne Berry-Burton P'96, '04 
Christopher Collins P'07, '10 
Jonathan Doyle P'08, '09 
Henry B. Eaton '70, P'03, '08 
Beverly Giblin P'04, '05 
Clifford J. Gillespie 
C David Grayer P'OO 
Lauren Gudonis P'03 
Kathy Hines P'08, '09 
Stephen G Kasnet '62, P'95 
Richard M. Kelleher P'99, '01 
Priscilla M. Mclnnis P'02, '03, '06 
Tliomas Mercer '61 
Kara Moheban McLoy '88 
Daniel M. Morgan '67, P'97, '02 
Brian H. Noyes '76 
James Pierce '72, P'08 
Peter Quimby '85 
Haskell Rltett '54 
Gary Rogers P'04, '07 
George S Scharfe P'95, '00 
Aaron Sells '96 
Susan Shea P'01 
C Thomas Tenney Jr. '69 
Bnice C Turner '83 
Mark W. Whiston 

Alumni Trustees 

Sung J. An '95 
Daria Grayer '00 
Jason Greenberg '96 
Sarah Willeman '99 

Ex Officio 
Catherine D. Burgess 

91, President, Alumni Council 

Alumni Council 

Catherine D. Burgess '91, President 
Chris D'Orio '88, Vice President 
Carolyn Nissi '77, Secretary-Treasurer 
Nathalie Ames '85 
David Corbett '91 
Daniel Cross '81 

John P. English '28 (Life Member) 
Elizabeth Tuthill Earreli '84 
Putnam P. Flint '37, GP'99 (Life Member) 
Anthony P. Fusco '85 
Shawn Gager '88 
Franklin E. Huntress '52 
Joseph E. MacLeod '56 
Katherine Dobie Meyer '96 
Paul Nardone '86 

Howard J. Navins '31, P'63, '66, GP'93 (Founder, Life Member) 
Richard Pew '54 
Matthew Remis '92 
Chris Ruggiero '92 
Brian Rybicki '96 
Gretchen Scharfe '95 
John Tarbell '62 
Marc K.Tucker '68,P'01, '05 
Alison Williams '89 
Jessica Zaplin '99 

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Peter T Butler, '62, Past President 
James C. Deveney Jr. '60, Past President 
John S. Mercer '64, P'95, Past President 
Karen A. Schulte '83, Past President 
Peter M. Sherin '59, Past President 
Arthur H. Veasey 111 '68, Past President 

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